APME67-Food Policy

Module Provider: Agr and Food Econ
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
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Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Giuseppe Nocella

Email: g.nocella@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

This module aims to foster an understanding of the regulation of the food industry, including the rationale for government intervention, the means by which intervention takes place, and the impact of policy. Following the course, students should be able to critically appraise current and proposed interventions in food markets.


Aims:
This module aims to foster an understanding of the regulation of the food industry, including the rationale for government intervention, the means by which intervention takes place, and the impact of policy. Following the course, students should be able to critically appraise current and proposed interventions in food markets.

Assessable learning outcomes:
The module aims to further develop the analytical skills of students and both written and oral communication.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:
Readings and topics will be placed on Blackboard during the course of the term.

The topics to be covered will include:
- Rationale for government intervention in food markets
- Policy/regulatory mechanisms in the UK/EU
- Objectives, mechanisms and evaluation of selected contemporary food policy issues such as:
- Food safety
- Food quality
- Obesity, diet and health
- Farm animal welfare
- Sustainability and food
- Food security

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The module will consist of a series of seven two-hour lectures

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Guided independent study 80
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 30
Class test administered by School 70

Other information on summative assessment:

Coursework:

Workgroup Report (30%)

1 hour and a half hours class test in last week of term (70%)



Relative percentage of coursework: 100%


Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
An overall mark of 50%.

Reassessment arrangements:
Test in August/September resit period.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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Last updated: 31 March 2017

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